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Met Éireann forecast sunny spells but warn of heavy and thundery showers bringing a ‘chance of spot flooding’



Outbreaks of rain and drizzle in the north and east at first this morning will become confined to north Ulster by lunchtime.

Sunny spells and showers will then follow from the south.

By afternoon, some of the showers will turn heavy and thundery, especially in central and eastern areas with the chance of spot flooding. Highest temperatures of 13 to 16 degrees in moderate southwest or variable winds.

Scattered heavy showers will die out early tonight.

There will be some clear spells around for a time but cloud will thicken from the west with outbreaks of rain and drizzle developing in the southwest and west. Lowest temperatures of 6 to 9 degrees in light to moderate southwest winds.

Patchy rain, drizzle and mist will clear during the day on Monday to leave a mix of sunshine and showers. Highest temperatures of 14 to 17 degrees with moderate south to southwest breezes.

Mostly dry at first on Monday night with mostly clear skies. However, rain will quickly develop in the southwest overnight, before spreading north over the country.

The rain will be generally light and patchy in nature but the odd heavy burst is possible. Lowest temperatures of 7 to 10 degrees in moderate southerly winds.

Outbreaks of rain and drizzle over Ulster will clear quickly on Tuesday morning leaving a day of sunshine and scattered showers.

A few heavy or thundery downpours are possible, especially in the northeast. Highest temperatures of 16 to 19 degrees in fresh southwest breezes.

Showers will ease early on Tuesday night but scattered outbreaks of rain will spread from the Atlantic later. Lowest temperatures of 8 to 11 degrees in moderate southwest or variable breezes.

There will be cloudy skies along with scattered falls of rain and drizzle on Wednesday morning.

It will turn brighter into the afternoon with long sunny spells developing with just a few scattered showers.

A fine and mostly sunny evening is expected. Maximum temperatures of 15 to 18 degrees in moderate to fresh northwest winds.

Largely dry on Wednesday night with clear spells and just a few passing showers. Some areas of mist and fog may develop inland as northerly breezes decrease light over land but remain fresh along windward coasts.

A bright day is forecast on Thursday with plenty of dry weather and just a few passing showers. The best of the sunshine is expected in the east and south of the country. Highest temperatures of 15 to 18 degrees in moderate northerly winds.

“Current indications are for a mainly dry day on Friday with sunny spells and just isolated showers,” Met Éireann said.

“Highs of 14 to 17 degrees in moderate northwest winds.”

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